Author: Lee, Laurie, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Classics, Series: Penguin Modern Classics, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 15/05/2014, Pagination: 224 pages, Classification: Spain, Country of Publication:
19.8 cm H | 12.9 cm W | 1.3 cm T | 168 g Wt
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lee's acclaimed Cider with RosieAbandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London.
There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin.
But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for 'Will you please give me a glass of water?', he heads for Spain.
With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast.
Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . . 'He writes like an angel and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' Sunday Times 'There's a formidable, instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down' New Statesman'A beautiful piece of writing' Observer